CMSI launches METAs to Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi

Tuesday January 4th 2011

Church Mission Society Ireland has announced details of Missions Experience Teams Abroad (METAs) planned for 2011. Applications must be submitted by January 14.

METAs  provide opportunities for Christians in Ireland to visit partner locations in another part of the world, to experience life and work there and to sample something of a different culture. METAs can be a great encouragement to CMSI partners the organisation hopes the META will inspire, challenge and enthuse the participants to engage more deeply in global mission.

These META below are open to all people from across Ireland aged 17+. Dates for all of the teams will be finalised once the teams are selected. 


RWANDA 2011:  Will be a team made up of 10-12 individuals (all ages) for a period of 2½ weeks in July.  The team will mainly be based in Shyogwe Diocese and details of activities the team will be involved in will be worked out after the New Year.

UGANDA EKISA 2011  TEAM:  Kiwoko – Team comprising of 15 people (all ages), working alongside Ugandan team, end of August until 1st week in September, to deliver a children’s programme within the hospital.

BURUNDI 2011:   This team of 10–12 people (all ages) will take place in August for a period of 2½ weeks.  The team will be working between Matana & Gitega Diocese, involved in practical service but with a heavy emphasis on building relationships with local church.

How much will it cost?
The team will cost around £1,500/£1,600.  This includes flights, insurance and other in country costs. There will be extra costs for you to cover on top of this e.g. vaccinations, team training weekend.

How will we prepare?
There will be regular team meetings prior to going to each location, for orientation purposes, including a team weekend.

How do I apply?
Application forms must be completed and returned to Gillian Maganda (Personnel Coordinator) at the Belfast office by Friday January 14 2011. Forms can be downloaded from the CMS Ireland website at or posted to you from either of the offices.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Saturday  January 29 2011 in CMS Ireland’s Belfast office. These interviews are informal and are as much about helping you with your decision as they are about us ‘selecting’ a team.

For further information, please contact Gillian Maganda – – or telephone 028 9077 5020

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